In today’s technological world, many people spend hours each day on computers, tablets, and smartphones. After prolonged use of these devices, particularly desk top computers, people often experience blurred vision, eyestrain, dry and irritated eyes, double vision, headaches, back and neck pain, and even dizziness.
The best way to minimize or eliminate these symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome is the use of specific prescription computer glasses
Traditional prescription glasses have correction for distance vision on the top half of the lens and bifocals/trifocals for near vision on the bottom half of the lens. Many people spend hours each day at work staring at a computer and reading paper material. If they are using traditional prescription glasses, they are constantly tilting their chin upward to look through the narrow trifocal to see the computer, causing the eyestrain and discomfort associated with Computer Vision Syndrome.
Prescription computer glasses are specifically designed for these situations. They are custom fit to allow the person to see at the precise distance at which their computer is set, without causing eyestrain and posture discomfort.
Most computers are positioned 20 to 26 inches from the user’s eyes. With everyday prescription glasses, the person would be required to look through the narrow trifocal portion of the lenses. Not so with computer glasses.
Several different lens designs are available for computer glasses:
Other options include anti-reflective coating to reduce glare from the computer screen, or color tinting of the lenses to increase the screen’s contrast and reduce the harshness of its light on the eyes.
See Dr. Gregory Bruchs at Warwar Eye Group to help you find the right pair of computer glasses for your workplace and everyday needs.